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Ross Williamson

Healesville Sanctuary announces new director

Healesville Sanctuary’s new director has been appointed and comes from within the Zoos Victoria family.

Ross Williamson will take up the role of Healesville Sanctuary Director on 9 January 2017 and has a strong focus on conservation.

15 December 2016
Chequered Swallowtail Butterfly House birthday

Beautiful but Brief

Butterflies live beautiful but brief lives: days, weeks, or at most a few months.

13 December 2016

Vale Chaka

Elderly lion Chaka was euthanased this morning because his age-related neurological condition had progressed rapidly over the past week, affecting his ability to move.

9 December 2016
Man Jai third birthday 1

Birthday Boy Man Jai

Overcast weather didn’t deter birthday boy Man Jai from enjoying his pool party this morning.

Keepers laid out chunks of watermelon, apples, and other fruits to form a big ‘3’ on one of the sandhills in the exhibit to mark Man Jai’s big day.

8 December 2016
dewi birthday video

Birthday Bounty

Birthday girl Dewi celebrated her sixth birthday this morning with tropical treats shared with all the orang-utan family.

Dragon fruit, rambutans, mangosteens, star fruit, red papaya, and durian were the party goodies provided by longtime Zoo partner, the Melbourne Market.

6 December 2016
Kulinda Cheetah

Zoos Victoria’s speedy grant to help save the Cheetah on International Cheetah Day

Zoos Victoria are pleased to announce a funding grant for the Cheetah Conservation Outreach program, in conjunction with celebrating Int

2 December 2016
Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

Generous Gardeners Growing Goodies

The Environment Group students at Firbank Grammar in Sandringham have visited the Zoo to see how some of the animals are enjoying the results of their efforts.

They are growing goodies that are enjoyed by the Giant Tortoises, Tapirs, Asian Elephants, and a variety of Primate species.

29 November 2016
Lion Jungle Gym

Lion Jungle Gym

The Lions at Werribee Open Range Zoo are enjoying a new addition to their home – a custom made ‘jungle gym’, that provides opportunities for the growing pride to play, socialise and explore.

26 November 2016
Don't palm us off orang-utans

Delay on Labelling Decision Disappointing for Australians and Orang-utans

A long-awaited decision to provide Australians and New Zealanders with clear labelling of palm oil has again been delayed at a meeting of the Australian and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.

25 November 2016
Sumatran Tiger

The People's Zoo!

Victorians have voted in their thousands, and Melbourne Zoo has been named their most popular metropolitan tourism attraction for the second year in a row.

25 November 2016